Following the completion of her BA Honours in Brand Leadership degree at Vega, majoring in Brand Management, it was her strong belief in the power of branding that inspired her to make a meaningful impact to businesses and their clients. As a senior consultant at Joe Public Shift, her purpose lies in bridging the gap between building authentic, sustainable, purposeful brands/businesses while empowering and positively impacting the world around us through meaningful strategy and resonant design..
Howard owns and runs the award-winning three-studio facility ‘Howard Audio' - based at Ministry Of Illusion, Bryanston, JHB. There, Howard Audio's services include music composition, album production, arrangements, audio final mix, sound design and musical direction for corporate events....
Adam joined OpenText in October of 2001 and has served the organisation in numerous roles, including Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, The Office of The President/CEO and PMO, Partner Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. Adam presently holds the station of Chief Marketing Officer and SVP and also oversees OpenText's Global Partner & Alliance operations..
Highly motivated, goal driven Senior Manager with a passion for Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership. Experienced in B2B Sales and Marketing, HOD level across the MICE, Telecommunications, and Defence industry..
Adiv Maimon is the Head of Product at Continuon, the social media analytics tool that identifies, and segments, influencers to help brands create real relationships that deliver business benefit. A mechatronic engineer, Adiv has crafted a successful career using technology to create real value for brands and businesses.
As Creative Director at Isobar, Adriaan follows a strict personal design code and aspires to create authentic innovative solutions. His style is crisp and unambiguous, with a firm belief that "less is always more".
Adrian Zanetti is the Managing Director NEXT Engage with experience in digital, on-demand personal assistance, customer acquisition and retention, user experience, management, value-added solutions, loyalty and rewards, outsourced sales. Qualifications:
National Diploma, Marketing and Sales Management (UJ)..
Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..
Alison Treadaway is a director at Striata, a digital communications specialist which provides software and services to medium & large companies across the globe. Treadaway joined Striata in 2002 and served as head of Striata's Africa region for 13 years before moving her focus to marketing strategy and data privacy compliance.
Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp, a privately-owned small business Prosperator in South Africa, accredited as a Centre of Excellence by the UK-Government approved Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI). In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 world experts in the field..
Amanda Dlamini is a graduate from the University of Pretoria, GIBS, UNISA's Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), and Harvard Business School. She's held various marketing positions in leading FMCG companies like South African Breweries (SAB), Nampak and Tiger Brands, and she spent a significant tenure as a Senior Strategist for Ogilvy and Mather Africa, based in Nairobi (Kenya)....
Andre Fourie has worked in the field of public relations and strategic communications for the past ten years, managing the strategy formulation and campaign implementation for clients in the ICT, leisure, government, political, academic and business sectors.
He is the founder of South Africa's first on-demand strategic communications consulting firm, Fury Strategic..
Andreas has a great passion for all things audio and for creating out of the ordinary audio-visual experiences. He has qualifications in Audio Engineering and Pedagogy and has for 15 years travelled the globe working as a Sound Engineer with major bands and productions.
Andrew took over the reins of the Loeries, a non-profit company, in 2005. Since then, the programme has grown into the largest celebration of creativity across Africa and the Middle East, and Loeries Creative Week is now the largest gathering in the region for the brand communications industry.
Andrew has worked at a number of advertising agencies around Cape Town as a conceptual copywriter for above and below-the-line campaigns. After being offered the opportunity to change career paths, he made the jump to public relations.
Andrew Ridl, Expert in Digital Communication and the CEO of One Digital Media founded the initial company (MerchInt) which was sold to One Digital Media in 2007. He has gained invaluable experience working in Siemens Business Services (Germany and UK).
Andrew Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Yuppiechef. After developing websites and intranets for clients since 1999, he founded Yuppiechef in 2006 with Shane Dryden as a part-time venture while they continued to run a small web agency.
Andy Hadfield is the CEO of volunteering platform and CSI management tool forgood. He launched his first startup aged 19 before going on to hone his skills in a number of tech ventures, sales apps and one of the first digital engagement programmes in the country, The Deloitte Way.
As general manager for Southern Africa, Andrew (Andy) Hedley oversees Amadeus' commercial and operational strategies. He has a wealth of commercial, travel and online experience and is well versed in international management.
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
The marketing and media industry is no stranger to Angelika who has two decades of experience in brand and agency management. Angelika has a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from the Institute of Management (IMM) and is an accredited facilitator, mediator and negotiator through AFSA (Arbitration Facilitation South Africa)
Her strengths include managing all media agency types related to all commercial and process-based issues, with a special focus on contract negotiation, performance management and good governance..
A former CEO of Grey South Africa and President/CEO of Grey Canada, Ann Nurock is now the Africa Partner of Relationship Audits and Management, a global consultancy specialising in the measurement, risk mitigation and optimisation of B2B relationships. Contact details: | Twitter @Annnurock.
Annelize van Rensburg is a director at Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa. She is also Leader of Signium's Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice..
The managing partner of Urbian, Anton Moulder helped co-found the digital product studio with his partner Gary Willmott, to forge a firm where digital is used to better business, deliver new markets, and unlock new revenue streams. Described by his clients as a “strategic visionary”, Moulder is obsessed with design thinking, disruptive business models, and how technology can make the world a better place for people and business..
I am a professional marketer working with full experience in both traditional and digital marketing. In my current role within Absa, I am responsible for all things digital including influencing and managing the group digital media investment.
Babalwa is a trained storyteller who believes that social media has the potential to change the world as we know it. She believes emphatically in the power of creative content, and strives to see brands stretching the boundaries in how they tell their stories everyday.
Living and breathing e-sports for the last 20 years Barry "Anthrax" Louzada has one goal and that is to see e-sports get the true recognition it deserves. Whether it is leading teams to international dominance or shout casting games to panel host.
Belinda Kayton is a Media Strategist and Dashboard Enthusiast at The MediaShop Johannesburg. She is both a knitting and boxing enthusiast and works on the LegalWise, Incredible Connection, Marketing2theMax and Bonitas accounts..
Ben Shapiro began his career of almost 8 years on the conceptual side of advertising as a copywriter before he realised his talents were best put to use at the beginning of the creative process - the point when the strategic thinking happens. Since then he has worked across many different brands and categories.
Bianca Quinn-Diavastos is the managing director of the digital marketing agency Jetweb - "Digital on Demand". She has worked in media and publishing since 2006, and has gained a diverse range of experience spanning the marketing and strategic digital industries..
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..
Bonga Mpungose is the a co-founder and executive board director of Lelentle Trading and Projects (PTY) LTD publisher of Zkhiphani.com one of South Africa's biggest urban youth digital portal. Zkhiphani.com is credible youth news source boasting a monthly readership of 300 000+ afro millennials and member of the IAB..
After completing his studies at Rhodes University, Bongani started his career at Unilever, where his passion for marketing was revealed. After years in trade and shopper marketing for companies including BP, Kraft Foods and Kimberly Clark, Bongani founded Dzuwa Media in 2008.
Bongani Gosa is the Founder and Creative Director of BWD Advertising; a full-service communication agency that helps businesses and people to grow. Under Bongani's leadership, BWD has shown extraordinary growth for a business of its size and humbly boasts numerous exceptional achievements.
Boni Mchunu has been at the helm of East Coast Radio since 2015 and leads the team at KZN's number one hit music station with inspiration. Born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, she is passionate about KwaZulu-Natal and is proud of ECR's standing amongst the people of the province....
Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups, wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
Before joining nlighten in 2010, Brendon held a number of customer experience management positions at a variety of local and international organisations. In his career, which spans almost two decades, he has worked closely with leading financial institutions, hotels and retail giants.
He has the unique ability to translate his vast insights and understanding into actionable strategy and focused customer experience improvement..
Brendon Williamson is CSO at DPO PayGate, which processes payments for over 25,000 online merchants in Southern Africa. DPO PayGate (previously PayGate, VCS and PayThru) is a subsidiary of The Pan-African payments Group, Direct Pay Online (DPO)..
Brent Haumann is the head of platform development at Striata, a digital communications specialist which counts Nedbank, Standard Bank, Absa and other large South African companies amongst its clients. He has been with the company since 2005, when he started as a project manager before joining the platform development team.
After eight years in the business, Brett was appointed as executive creative director of FCB Johannesburg. Under his leadership the agency won more awards than ever before in its 80-year history, including South Africa's first-ever Cannes Grand Prix....
Brian Eagar is the founder and group CEO of TowerStone. From being voted as the naughtiest kid most likely to fail at school, Brian Eagar found success in the information and technology sector as a young sales and marketing executive, culminating in an executive sales and strategy role for one of the Siemens businesses based in Germany.
Brian Mechem is COO and Co-Founder of Grin, a software solution for companies who run influencer marketing programs. Grin's software powers some of the best influencer programs in the world, providing insights on ROI and adding efficiency to the influencer marketing process..
Cameron van der Burgh may have achieved phenomenal success and all its trappings from several Olympic medals but his drive for excellence clearly hasn't subsided. Now in the process of building up his own sports and marketing consultancy in Cape Town and putting effort into his humanitarian work with Steps (a non-profit organisation that enhances the lives of children born with clubfoot in Southern and East Africa)..
Candace is the marketing manager at QuickEasy Software, a proudly South African software company in Cape Town with a national footprint, focused on simplifying business processes by integrating every aspect of the business cycles into one, easy-to-use system. With a well-known legacy in the printing sector in South Africa, QuickEasy is now effectively offering the same efficiency-improving software to packaging, and to all businesses, in South Africa..
Candice Goodman is the DMA's Direct Marketer of the Year 2016. She has headed up Education at the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa for the past five years, and was on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA of SA) Advisory Board as Chairman, was the first Certified MMA Mobile Marketer in South Africa and is on the Education Committee of the IAB..
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.
Caroline Currie is sales and marketing director for The Clarion Group. Clarion Retail is a division of The Clarion Group specializing in offering creative in-store print branding solutions with a cutting edge approach to industry innovations..
Prior to joining H+K, Carrie worked with clients such as Vodacom Business Africa, Adobe, TNT Express, Coca Cola South Africa and SizweNtsalubaGobodo, to name a few. This allowed her to build a foundation of experience in multiple industries, like financial services, professional services and supply chain.
Vacchiano graduated from Madrid Complutense University in Economics and Tourism. After participating in several seminars in Business Administration and Management in USA (UCLA and YALE) he started working as a consultant....
Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who focuses on how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging customer experiences that creates value for brands and their patrons..
2016's IAB Bookmark Award, Marketer of the year winner, Charl Bassil has been at Pernod Ricard since 2013, after joining the company from SAB Miller. He is widely credited with having created a dynamic marketing environment built on true partnership - fostering a spirit of collaboration by bringing in new agencies and providing new mandates for existing agency partners....
I am a results-driven designer who strategically combines creative skills with technical know-how, to develop a presence that brings a brand to life. With the end goal always top-of-mind, I align everything I do to a brand's objective, guaranteeing the memorability and success of its final chapter.
A versatile, analytical and hard-working individual with a practical hands-on approach, who always perseveres to achieve the best results. I am a broad strategic thinker, with a passion for growth, whilst not losing focus on monitoring, and maximizing media opportunities..
Chris is a Research Analyst sustainability specialist with a wealth of knowledge in the green economy, green consumerism and stakeholder perceptions of corporate environmental performance.
At Reputation Matters Chris has gained extensive experience with corporate communication and media relations; and manages communication for many of Reputation Matter's clients within the environmental space..
Having joined the ad industry in London, Chris Brewer spent most of his career in media analysis and planning - but has performed just about every advertising task from Creative to Research.
He's an honorary lifetime member of the Advertising Media Association and regularly advises agencies and clients regarding their media plan costs and strategies. He is also often asked to talk at industry functions.
Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.
Chrisna is a hands-on, practical, and solutions-driven individual, who values purpose, passion and a good sense of humour. She heads up strategy at Weathermen & Co, a four-year old agency in Windhoek, Namibia, that's quickly grown to become the biggest, with clients like Tafel Lager, Ohlthaver & List, FNB Namibia, NamDairies and MTC.
Christopher Smith is MD of Sha-Izwe Communications, a media relations and social media marketing company. He has been in the industry for 7 years working on projects in theconsumer, environmental, automotive and financial sectors.
Chumisa Ndlazi is a Marketing and Communications Practitioner working at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Currently, she is responsible for managing all marketing, media and communication activities for the CSIR National Laser Centre.
With almost 20 years of experience in media, Mediamark Group Sales Director Cindy Diamond leads top sales teams tasked to craft multichannel advertising solutions for brands. Cindy is one of the founders of Mediamark and has been instrumental in its transformation from a radio sales house to a media results company drawing on the benefits of radio, digital, tv, content and events, including activations..
Claire Denham-Dyson started studying anthropology at the university currently known as Rhodes and then moved to UCT. After finishing her Honours degree she moved back to Johannesburg and through fate or luck she found that Warren Moss (CEO of Demographica) was looking for an anthropologist.
Clare works predominately in the corporate and professional services portfolio with a focus on the sustainability, resource and industrial sectors. Clare is a certified crisis counsellor and has managed a number of issues for multinational clients..
Claudelle Naidoo is an accomplished Marketing, Consumer & Media Research Specialist with 13 years of experience working across multi-million rand portfolios within organisations such as Nielsen SA, Media 24, Caxton, and Kagiso Media.
Currently, Claudelle heads up MediaCom's Analytics & Insights division, where she focuses on using technology and data modelling exercises to develop and execute insights that assist businesses in understanding the impact of their sales and marketing initiatives..
Claudia has worked in the PR space for over 10 years. She possesses key strengths in exposure strategy, campaign management and writing and her attention to detail and leadership skills ensure that her team always deliver results that surpass expectations.
Cleve Gibbon is a technology evangelist with over 20 years' experience delivering digital platforms for large organisations. Currently the Chief Marketing Technology Officer at Cognifide where the team provides the technical expertise to effectively make, manage, measure and mobilise digital content..
Colin Cullis strives to find new and better ways of telling stories everyday in his role as product owner for Primedia Broadcasting's talk stations, 702 and CapeTalk. His searching often throws out fascinating insights into innovations and trends that are changing the way we live, and inform his weekly feature on The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield, called Business Unusual.
Colin founded Dial a Nerd in 1998 as a consumer IT support company and in 2002 the business-
focused division was founded. Supporting SME's is now its primary focus. In 2015 his company,
merged with Turrito Networks who provided niche internet services outside of the local network.
These two companies have created an end-to-end IT and Communication solution for SME's. Colin has subsequently become the managing director of Turrito. Contact him at .
Craig Hannabus is Group Digital Strategist at Havas, a communications industry leader that delivers impactful, integrated marketing solutions for leading brands and businesses in Southern Africa and beyond. He has spent his entire adult life in the technology and marketing industry, exploring both the development and the content creationa spects of it..
Craig Johnston is the marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey and has been in the marketing industry for almost a decade. With vast experience in marketing strategy and campaign execution, he has developed a solid foundation in both traditional and digital marketing..
Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother's genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about.
10 years of Online Media experience with Media Initiatives Group in London, where after I opened an office for them in South Africa that I managed for almost 4 years. Now the Co-Owner and MD of Mark 1 Media in Cape Town..
Dali Tembo is a leading strategic mind canvassing how globalisation is affecting Africa's youth. Having completed his undergrad in organisational psychology, business management and public management, Dali went on to study a post-grad honours in marketing and an MBA specialising in emerging markets from the University of Liverpool....
Damon went to New Zealand to work with his old partner Shane Bradnick and make some secret creative sauce. Before that he was ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, Group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and Global ECD of Standard Bank.
Dan Marcus is the CEO of specialist project management software company, Magnetic. He is a smart thinker and an entrepreneur of note who started his first company at the age of 18, and has since built and led four successful business ventures - the latest of which is Magnetic.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
As a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, published playwright and creator of the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012, 2014 and 2015, and 2nd spot in 2016 on Bizcommunity.com..
Daniel is an independent communication consultant working with leading organisations on mapping out strategic communication, executive communication and crisis communication needs. He regularly speaks at local and international conferences about research, crisis communication, leadership communication, agility and integration.
Daniella Shapiro is Founder and CEO of DaniellaShapiro.com, a consulting company on the front lines of marketing, social media and branding strategies. Daniella recently launched the Oolala Collection Club, an e-commerce proudly South African, unisex, cutting-edge skincare and lifestyle brand.
Danilo Acquisto is the CEO of Special Effects Media South Africa, a YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) backed by international partners, which launched in 2017. Special Effects Media is the first commercial Multichannel Network in South Africa, and brings creators, brands, content and audiences together.
Darren Kerr has been the director and executive producer at 10th Street (Media) since the company opened in 2014, and has worked in the SA production industry for over 10 years.
Since launching 10th Street (as 10th Street Media), he has worked on successful projects such as the Origami Art of Savings campaign for European online banking service Raisin.com, the Big Thanks Yous for Big Hearts production for hair care brand Darling, and on Rocomamas' award-winning #ElectionBurger campaign..
A leading blue chip international company recently identified Dave as one of the top creative influencers in the country.
Dave Nemeth is a qualified designer who has held a variety of senior as well as executive positions with some of the countries leading retail groups, spanning a career of twenty years. Email Dave at , follow @davenemeth on Twitter and connect on Facebook..
David is responsible for the discovery, design and deployment of global analytics and customer-centric data solutions in multiple verticals.
He joined Acceleration's London office in 2007, and has over 15 years' experience in digital marketing technology.
David Jenkins is the Co-Founder at Mickey Llew. David has worked across several clients including Investec and Pizza Hut where organic and paid media strategies were crafted, created, launched and managed..
David Limbert heads up the creative services department at Magnetic Storm and has a solid background in theatre. Following his studies at the Guildford School of Acting and qualifying as a stage manager, he cemented his reputation for excellence in the UK theatre world and worked at the Rep Theatre, the London City Ballet, and the world-famous, West End theatres..
Derryn studied a BA in Communications Sciences and Psychology through UNISA and majored in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is currently a Senior Digital Account Manager at Flume Digital Marketing..
Deseré Orrill is a co-founder of the Ole! Media Group and is currently the group CMO as well as managing director of MobiMedia, a mobile engagement company within the group, and HoneyKome, the strategic digital consulting arm of OMG. She is intrigued by the way in which digital communication is redefining the relationship between brand and consumer, and how mobile in particular has become the catalyst for changing the traditional marketing monologue into a conversation..
Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.
Devin Ross is a Senior Strategist at Arc (Publicis Groupe Africa), Publicis Groupe's international shopper marketing agency. He has over 6 years of experience in strategy and is passionate about how technology and data intertwine with creative and marketing..
Devon Meerholz is Chief Creative Officer at IMImobile, a global software and solutions group with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Devon's unique approach to creativity is put to good use at IMImobile's Johannesburg office.
Dirk Visser started as a social media specialist and in 2015 was promoted to his new position. He now heads a team of 11 - the biggest department at CBR Marketing Solutions, a company that specialises in digital marketing, which includes social media marketing, search engine optimisation, AdWords, web and app design and development, multimedia design and development, and above-the-line marketing..
Dominique Pienaar is the CEO at DUO Marketing + Communications, a specialist PR, digital and marketing agency servicing B2B technology companies in sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya)..
Donna Rachelson is the CEO and founder of Branding & Marketing YOU, a company that specialises in personal branding and marketing - and the author of the best-selling book of the same name. Donna can be contacted on or visit www.brandingandmarketingyou.com..
Dr Malka is the founder and president of Ameba Marketing, an award-winning branding and advertising agency in San Diego, which has been crafting and managing hundreds of cutting-edge branding, marketing and public relations campaigns for 21 years. Dr Malka is the author of just-released book BRANDcebo, The Powerful Placebo Effect of Brands..
Douglas Kruger is a professional speaker and author of 'They're Your Rules, Break Them, Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert,' and 'Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate.' He helps brands to become the leading names in their industry through innovation and expert positioning. See him in action, or sign up for his free newsletter, at www.douglaskruger.co.za.
Dylan is the founder and CEO of Shift ONE, a creative integrated digital marketing agency with 12 full time staff members. Shift ONE was incubated by CiTi and Google for Entrepreneurs and she now gives back by offering digital marketing training and workshops and talks to entrepreneurs.
Edward matriculated in 1992 after which he performed military service and began his working career in printing by studying electronic origination at the South African Printing College. Edward eventually became an account executive for Oakes and Associates at Investec Bank.
Elizabeth specialises in all things Consumer Law, plain language drafting and designing and delivering training. She prides herself on being slightly out there and bringing a fresh perspective to compliance issues.
Ellen is the founder of Digital Blue Ocean and loves finding ways for businesses to grow by using different digital marketing channels.
She graduated in Media and Social Communications at Estacio de Sa University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has worked for large international agencies and has a Gold Bookmark award under her belt..
Industry stalwart Elna Pretorius has been a member of the marketing research fraternity for more than a decade. Co-founder and director at modern insights agency, Columinate, Elna has won several awards for her commitments and contributions to the industry....
Born in Dublin, Ireland, and bred in Johannesburg, Eoin began his career writing property brochures. From these humble beginnings he has risen through the ranks to creative director at such esteemed agencies as Draft FCB, King James, Metropolitan Republic, Lowe & Partners (both in South African and Europe) and now is the chief creative officer executive creative director of the Havas Group of Companies in Southern Africa....
Erik is the Chairman of Millward Brown (SA), Visiting Professor at the Copenhagen Business Schools unit of Neuro-Decisionmaking, Conference Speaker on matters of the brain, emotions, advertising and brand strategy, i.e. neuro-marketing....
After completing an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia Design and Production at City Varsity in 2006, winning the coveted ‘Student of the Year' award, he went on to work for various advertising and design agencies.
While working at one small seed (a pop-culture magazine and online platform), Ernst was responsible for the re-branding and redesign of the magazine and websites, resulting in an 800% increase in international sales..
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology.
Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
Federico Dedeau is the Business Development Lead for EMEA at indaHash, a global technology platform that connects more than 589,000 social media influencers with a combined reach of one and a half billion followers to brands around the world. An industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in marketing and advertising and has held positions at some of the leading advertising and media agencies in SA.
Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.
Frank Ouyang is the chief manager and co-founder of Panda Paper Roll Company, a POS paper roll supplier and mobile payment solution provider. In addition to his love for paper industry, Frank is also dedicated to helping small business entrepreneurs to run better businesses.
Gail Macleod is the founder and CEO of proudly South African company Stratcom Branding, as well as a board member of the GLBA (Global Local Branding Alliance) of which she is a founder, with offices in Johannesburg, Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Moscow, Istanbul and Sao Paulo..
Having joined the advertising industry in 2005, Gareth quickly made a name for himself in the industry. As a newbie he was invited to guest lecturer at the AAA during 2006 and 2008, providing unique insights into his first impressions of the workplace.
business athlete // engagement architect // innovator
I am passionate about building brands that make a positive difference to people's lives, while delivering business results through a clear and inspiring strategy..
Gareth Pearson, CEO and shareholder of BMi Research (www.bmi.co.za), is a market research specialist with particular focus in the industrial and FMCG markets in various sectors, including the retail market. He serves as a member of the South African Institute of Packaging's Regional Committee and is involved with the South African Packaging Council.
Garikai Nhongo is the managing director of KG&A Advertising in Rwanda and he is the group head of strategy for the global firm. He is also a blogger at www.thinkingentrepreneur.gq and www.garikainhongo.blogspot.com, an entrepreneur and a poet..
Gary is the founder and managing partner of Condriac Digital Communications, a 360-degree integrated marketing agency with offices in Johannesburg, Durban and London. Gary boasts over 10 years' experience in the industry and has worked on brands both locally and across Africa.
As the General Manager of ADreach, Genevieve oversees the sales, marketing and operations of one of the largest outdoor media businesses in South Africa. Her broad range of responsibilities stretch from developing new business, managing capex for projects, optimising the use of assets to the developing of people and managing of teams.
George is a seasoned digital strategist with over 10 years experience within the online advertising industry. He left his full-time job at an a large advertising agency in 2016 and dedicated his time to helping small black-owned businesses better utilise SEO and Paid Media to grow.
Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides rose to prominence with her award-winning coverage of 2012's Marikana tragedy. Based in the North West Province for nine months to keep track of the story, she has written a book on her Marikana journey.
Gillian Rightford's CV is a mix of marketing, advertising & management. A former Group MD of Lowe Bull, she started Adtherapy (www.adtherapy.co.za), a consultancy that aims to help agencies and marketers make better creative product - because it works better.
Having worked in film and TV advertising production since the early 90s, Glen honed his craft at Velocity with Keith Rose and Ricardo de Carvalho until 1996, when he started Freshwater films - now Bouffant - with Lourens van Rensburg. In 2008, Glen joined Catapult Commercials as executive producer, handling both local and international campaigns..
Having kicked off his seasoned advertising career as a creative, Glen, who's more comfortable in a pair of boardshorts than a suit and tie, made his way over to the operational oversight and strategic side of the industry. That's where his key strengths lie, and that's where his decisiveness ensures Boomtown's efficiency, his strategic game plan ensures connection to clients and his project management delivers professional, consistently on-brand campaigns that give our clients value..
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
Glenn is a true entrepreneur. From the age of 16, he has been involved with Magnetic Storm, initially by assisting his brother with the setting up and de-rigging of AV equipment and thereafter maintenance of equipment; and at 25 years of age Glenn purchased Magnetic Storm.
Godfrey Parkin, CEO of Britefire (www.britefire.com), is an internationally renowned consultant and author in digital business strategy, social computing and online marketing. He has founded innovation-led companies in Zurich, London and Washington DC.
Grace is a senior strategist at 34°. She is obsessed with navigating their portfolio of brands through the new world of business in Africa using her curiosity for human behaviour to deliver cut-through thinking..
Having first started out in the ad tech environment alongside some of the largest local digital publishers, Graham is now the Head of Mobile at South Africa's leading online fashion retailer, Zando, and is able to dive headfirst into the existing and ever-growing space of the mobile environment..
Grant Fleming has held senior management positions at leading tech, mobile and ecommerce companies. His current role is CEO of Leadify, an automated sales fulfilment channel that helps B2B and B2C brands and businesses turn internal IP into income.
Greg Stewart has been in various Media and Advertising roles over the last 30 years. He started at The Star in the late 80's and has been in senior management positions at various media and advertising companies including The Independent Group, Prime Media digital, The Citizen as well as running his own media and advertising consultancy for a number of years.
Gustav Goosen is the CEO of The SpaceStation, a digital media sales company. The SpaceStation executes world-class, multi-platform digital media solutions across more than 40 premium websites, mobile sites and apps, from leading brands at Media24, 24.com and MultiChoice, making them a leader in the rapidly growing and evolving digital advertising arena in Sub-Saharan Africa..
Gwen Watkins is a freelance writer, editor, subeditor and author. Almost 40 years of experience across industrial and commercial writing, as a reporter and PR consultant, has given her expert grounding in brand communication and native advertising.
Harry Kalmer is the Faculty Head of Creative Brand Communication at the AAA School of Advertising Johannesburg Campus. In 2018 Harry was named the recipient of the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize for his book, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg..
Iain Fenton is a British freelance journalist covering a variety of different niches from video gaming and esports news to current affairs and politics. He can usually be found reading, writing and travelling around the world..
Ian is the Product Executive: Customer Engagement at Innervation PAN African Payment Solutions. He has over 15 years experience in the integration and operation of large range Value Added Services and Payments into various tiers and verticals within retail.
Ilse is a freelance journalist and editor who loves all things related to travel, wine, cars, and entrepreneurship. She is also the editor of Go & Travel, a platform connecting all the stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry.
I have a brand publisher mindset: the creation of content our audience is looking for and then to optimize the path to conversion. With over a decade of PR experience, in consumer, technology and financial services, Content marketing has become my passion allowing me to integrate traditional PR and social media capabilities..
Irina Herf is the General Manager of DCMN South Africa. When the office opened in 2017, she brought 15 years' experience in media agencies (independent and performance driven) as well as in a fashion start-up.
Energy, personal finance and food processing is the strange combination of niches I have - by hook or by crook - fallen into. I also write just about anything under the sun for all media platforms including magazine, press releases, blogs and research articles..
I've worked with award-winning agencies including Ogilvy & Jupiter Drawing Room. My portfolio of brands & campaigns I have worked on includes Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange, Rocking The Daisies, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Revlon, Almay, Maserati, Mitchum, and Fabiani..
Jacques Bentley began his career with a 13-year-long stint in the retail industry, where he refined his management expertise at Hi-Fi Corporation and Bakos Brothers. In 2012, he decided to make the shift from retail to wholesale and tested out the waters as a sales manager at AV Specialists..
Jamie Field is an award-winning producer-director, who has made corporate videos on five continents for clients that include American Express, Shell and Samsung. Jamie is the MD of video production company, TopLine Film, with offices in London and Cape Town..
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Janine Lloyd is the CEO of PR Expert, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With 27 years in leadership and entrepreneurship in the communications, marketing and branding fields, Janine is known for being an inspiring leader, razor-sharp strategist and successful entrepreneur.
Jason Acar is the head of SL Radio, having started the platform with Soccer Laduma in October 2016. Boasting over a decade of experience in sports journalism across various mediums, he is currently helping pioneer the sports podcasting business in South Africa.
Jeanette is a multi-talented writer, ideas person, video editor, and director. She is fluent in four languages, and has the depth of knowledge and experience to lead social and content teams in telling a brand's stories online..
Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..
Born in Durban, raised in Joburg and seasoned in Adland, Jeff has a fetish for fresh ideas and clear, clever writing.
After meeting a copywriter while studying Business Science at UCT, Jeff got an itch for ads that only an internship at King James could scratch. Since then he’s worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, Havas, Switch and Grey.
With over a decade’s experience as a copywriter, he’s snared numerous awards including a D&AD Pencil, gold Cannes Lion and gold Loerie..
Jenni Lawrence is the MD Grant Thornton B-BBEE Verification Services, one of the first verification agencies accredited in South Africa. Jenni consults not just on verification, but training, scorecard compilation, gap analysis, scenario planning, consulting and strategy planning and supplier analysis.
Jennifer Stein lives and breathes PR. With over 25 years in the industry she has extensive corporate and consumer PR experience across a number of sectors including automotive, IT, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, property, luxury brands and various services industries.
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant, and Owner/CEO or Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media, a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication and Culture, and a professional certificate in Management from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Jessica is an experienced digital strategist having worked across multiple brands within FMCG, Banking and Parastatal sectors. Jessica has a keen interest in technology and human behaviour and more notably, understanding how the two things influence each other..
Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa (http://ogilvy.co.za/about-us/ogilvy-pr/). She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.
John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.
John Little is regional managing partner, Middle East and Africa at The Observatory International. Between 1981 and 2009 he held the positions of MD of Ogilvy Jhb, Group MD of Leo Burnett, MD of Ogilvy Africa and CEO of GroupM, Africa.
Jon is the CEO of engage Video Group, a data-driven, social video publishing business. Jon is also the chairman of the Cape Town branch of the Advertising and Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) and the African representative to the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the global creative economy....
Joseph Neusu is a digital marketer with extensive experience in digital strategy and execution, including social media. He has a great passion for understanding human behaviour and is an expert in neuroscience marketing.
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Juanita Vorster connects the dots between the next and the now. Drawing from her knowledge that earned her the designations of Certified Director, Certified Ethics Officer, and Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, Juanita helps organisations build the bridge between disruptive innovation and future success.
Her keynote presentation on Disruptology moves away from merely highlighting the technological advances driving disruption to explore how anyone can develop their own solutions to turn their unique challenges into exciting opportunities..
Judith Middleton is the Head of the Advisory Services Division at DUO Marketing + Communications. She founded DUO Marketing + Communications in 2004 and has extensive experience in strategic marketing and business development.
Julia Ahlfeldt is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP). She consults to blue-chips and multi-nationals and advises them how to retain relevance and increase profits by transitioning from inwardly focused silos to being dynamic and customer-centric.
Julia is a junior writer at Memeburn; a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch)..
Julian Thomas is a Solution Architect and Development Manager, specialising in the delivery of solutions within Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management and Data Quality Control. He also wears a Strategic hat and is able to assist clients with the creation of business strategies and roadmaps for the implementation of BI Competency Centres and Information Management Solutions respectively..
Justin is a media, marketing, technology and telecoms specialist and a creativity and innovation crusader. Persuasion comes in many forms - subtlety is not his favourite and as a libertarian free speech advocate he defends the right to offend.
Kai is the co-founder and CEO of video intelligence, a contextual video ad platform that connects publishers, content providers and brands through storytelling. Kai founded video intelligence in 2016, and previously co-founded video on demand service Viewster..
Kalliebree has several years' experience in implementing digital campaigns that align and achieve the key objectives of a brand.
Before joining Joe Public Connect as Head of Social, she was the Head of Digital at Meropa Communications.
Kate Niemöller is a researcher at IQ Business, specialising in secondary research and linguistic quality assurance. Though the saying goes that a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, Kate's varied interests have diversified her skillset....
Kate is Client Service Director at Duke. With over 14 year's in marketing and advertising, Kate has honed her skills in searching for consumer insights, not only to build effective communication campaigns that drive behaviour change, but also in order to design and develop digital services that deliver on the needs of the consumer..
Putting productions of every shape and size together for over 20 years. Now CEO of TheSquad Creative Events and on a mission! Creating brilliantly planned, well executed and bodacious event experiences.
Kelvin Jonck is the MD of YouKnow Digital. The company helps brands and agencies across Africa to efficiently use marketing technology platforms - spanning social media analytics and insights, social media management and business optimisation - to scale their marketing, customer service and research operations with ease..
A technophile and poorly disguised nerd, Kerryn has over seven years' experience in Marketing, Brand Management and Corporate Communications background - with a passion for research, writing and all things digital..
With over 11 years of experience in both the communication and digital realms, Keshia has the learning required to give clients the edge in the highly competitive market of corporate communications. Keshia has worked for global communications agencies such as Ogilvy and GGi, and lists amongst the clients she has represented Engineering counsel of South Africa, SANOFI, Kellogg's, Ford Motors, TGR Attorneys.
Kevin, the head of marketing at EmailMonks - one of the fastest growing email design and coding companies, specialises in crafting beautiful email templates, PSD to HTML email conversion and free master email templates. He loves gadgets, bikes, jazz, and breathes ‘email marketing'.
Khangelani Dziba is a Marketing and Brand Communications enthusiast who has over 7 years of experience in the industry. He enjoys writing about contemporary topics and has contributed significantly to marketing platforms which further saw him being dubbed Bizcommunity's Top 10 Most Read Contributor in 2018.
Kieron McCann has worked in technology marketing and marketing strategy for 17 years. Kieron's experience spans industries as diverse as drinks, consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and IT services.
With thousands of successful events under her belt, many of them breaking creative boundaries but always executed to top standards with impeccable attention to detail, Kim Winstanley's work as Worx Group's chief growth officer continues to lead the company from strength to strength....
Content Manager & Global Diversity Champion at McCann Worldgroup (Johannesburg) Executive MBA Graduate. My love of writing has brought with it an opportunity to meet different people, each of them sharing narratives imbued with wisdom gained from their own "inexhaustible variet[ies] of life." Wisdom attained from their own follies and triumphs, thereby inspiring me to try my hand at entrepreneurship..
Lara Utian-Preston is a passionately committed communications expert and strategist with a focus on promoting African content and events. Two decades of working across Africa have provided her with insights and experience that she puts to work for the projects she manages.
Lara is a brand specialist who has been in the advertising industry for 10+ years. Her key areas of interest are consumer behaviour & psychology and impact thereof on creating brand positioning and strategies that solve business challenges and truly resonate with consumers..
With a background in science, journalism and international media, Laura's passion is communication. A self-proclaimed news addict and social media junkie, she is always inspired by new ways to tell great stories.
Lauren is a psychology graduate and qualified life coach with a passion for words, people and all things digital. Her love affair with all things advertising began in 2015, where she undertook the role of traffic manager in a digital agency.
With 23 years in the marketing industry, Isilumko Activate executive Lauren Durant has no difficulty helping companies build emotional connections between their brands and their customers through live events and crafted experiences. A left and right brain thinker, Lauren is always in beta and it's this combination that makes her a creative, yet strategic force in the industry..
Leago is an intermediate - level public relations and communications consultant with over two years' working experience in the media industry. Currently a P.R Account Executive at Glasshouse Communication Management, Leago specialises in media relations, content development, event public relations and support of crisis communications..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality. She's also on the Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, was an #Inspiring50 2018 nominee, and can be reached at ....
Leigh Crymble is a behavioural linguist and language practitioner and founded BreadCrumbs in 2019 - South Africa's first Behavioural Linguistics firm that is rooted in behavioural theory and combines sociolinguistics, psychology and marketing principles to create personalised and persuasive communication..
Lester Philander is a Junior Achievement South Africa alumnus, having taken part in an entrepreneurial development programme while he was in high school, where the idea for his now successful business, Essential Candles, was born. Essential Candles manufactures branded candles for restaurants, hotels, corporates and wedding boutiques across South Africa..
Linden Birns is a founding partner of BHK Crisis Communications. With its representatives in Cape Town, Seattle and Toulouse, BHK is the world's only crisis communications practice specialising in the aerospace and air transport industry.
A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's. Director and co-founder of a "for purpose" business that launches entrepreneurial kids..
Louise Hefer has over a decade of media industry experience - currently Media Strategist and CCM (Chief Coffee Maker) at The MediaShop. She is a custodian of knowledge management, laughing, having fun and seeing the glass half full.
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
Loyiso 'The Victor' Twala is a Creative Director at FCB Joburg. He was identified by the agency as a young leader with an important role to play in the agency's future, and sent to LeaderSurf to help forge additional leadership skills..
Lucas van Vuuren began his career in design but made the switch to art direction to satisfy his love of storytelling, film and big concepts. With 16 years experience in the ad industry, Lucas has worked at some of the best agencies in the country and has won a raft of awards, nationally and internationally..
Lunice Johnston founded Lunice Johnston Communications in 2016. She decided to take the plunge and own her own reputation management business after gathering more than 25 years' experience working for various public relations and reputation management agencies.
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
Erasmus is Managing Director of the Cape Town-based strategic communications, marketing, project management and public relations consultancy HWB Communications Pty Ltd. It is affiliated to the Public Relations Global Network, an international network of 50 Public Relations firms.
Lynn Joffe heads up Creatrix, a radio branded content specialist, bringing destination listening to a spectrum of South African target markets. Creatrix is the custodian of several successful storytelling campaigns, including Absaville (Absa), 24/7 Chomza Place (Telkom) and Makarapa City (Anglo American)..
Described as a Public Relations (PR) doctor by her peers, Madelain Roscher is the Managing Director of PR Worx, a full-service marketing-communications agency, which she established in 2001. With 22 years' in-depth industry experience based on an impressive consulting and corporate career, the firm has achieved remarkable successes under her leadership..
Maiyo Febi is the founder and managing director of Native Worx Public Relations and Communications, a boutique PR agency specialising in lifestyle and entertainment. Out of all the cool PR stuff she gets to do, she loves strategy, employee engagement, communications research, relationship building, event management and media relations.
Maiyo Febi is the founder and managing director of Native Worx Public Relations and Communications, a boutique PR agency specialising in lifestyle and entertainment. Out of all the cool PR stuff she gets to do, she loves strategy, employee engagement, communications research, relationship building, event management and media relations.
I'm a creative and hardworking young woman, focused on growing professionally. I have proven success with implementation of marketing strategies and the creation and execution of event activations, marketing and PR campaigns..
Manie van Schalkwyk has a B.Com from the University of Pretoria and has 30 years professional experience which 23 years are specialised in the broader credit information industry. He was appointed as the Executive Director of the SAFPS in February 2016.
Manusha Pillai is currently the Director: Stakeholder Relations and Communications. Prior to this she was General Manager: Communications at Brand South Africa and has also been at the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs as well as Government Communication and Information Systems.
marcusbrewster is a brand synonymous with PR excellence in SA. An industry innovator, leader, and inspiration, Brewster affiliated his multi-award winning boutique firm with larger Level 1 BBBEE marketing/comms agency MediaRevolution for scale in 2016 and went on to launch Marcus Brewster International in Europe the following year.
Creative, focused, goal driven, loyal and a team player with a passion for relationship building through targeted communication and networking - with a knack for organising almost anything under the sun!.
People fascinate me! Insights into what makes them tick, what they do with their time, where they go, what they do - this intrigues me. I thrive on coupling those consumer insights and a client's business challenges.
Maria Berrios-Carter is a freelance copywriter and creative consultant, with over 12 years' experience in the communication industry. She loves the smell of freshly squeezed ideas in the morning, working with people who believe in what they do and finding a Vida Lindt in her pocket.
Marian Salzman-known as one of the world's top five trendspotters - has a
communications career that has spanned more than three decades, across multiple industries and
the globe. She now heads up comms - , owned and paid - at Philip Morris International
(PMI) as it embarks on its transformation to a smoke-free landscape....
Marie Yossava, founder and owner of Grapevine Communications, embarked on a PR/communications career more than two decades ago. In the past twenty years she has built a solid media relations consultancy, which focuses exclusively on media relations..
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I have also built and managed award-winning teams and have been lucky enough to work with some of the best people in the industry. I am excited about the future of digital and to continuing my work in this exciting medium..
Mark Galasiewski (gala-SHEV-ski) is chief analyst for Asia and Emerging Markets at Elliott Wave International. After joining the firm in 2005, Mark wrote essays for The Elliott Wave Theorist which correctly forecasted the global financial crisis.
Maryla Masojada is co-founder and MD of Trade Intelligence, South Africa's pre-eminent source of retail business research, analysis and capability building solutions. TI has been providing powerful insight commentary and profiles on the South African consumer goods retail landscape and its players to over 40 of SA's leading multinational and local consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and service providers, since 2004..
Mathew is a brand strategy and communications professional with broad experience working in Europe, America, Africa and Middle East. He is a strategist by training and has won DBA and APEX awards for marketing effectiveness..
Preschern is a seasoned marketing and business strategy professional with more than 20 years of experience in strategy and transformation consulting, marketing strategy, brand positioning, demand generation, digital marketing, and communications. In September 2012, Matt received the BtoB "Top Digital Marketer" award....
Matt's love of original, ground-breaking ideas and technologies have taken him across the globe to create multi-award winning campaigns and products for numerous clients including Nike, Volkswagen, Honda, Playstation, Hasbro, Guinness and Coca-Cola..
Megan Bowman is a senior consultant at Kantar Consulting, a strategic sales and marketing consultancy. She approaches marketing problems through both and art and science lenses with experience crafted through global marketing at Unilever and quantitative market research at TNS..
Megan Sayle graduated with a BA degree, majoring in English and Philosophy, from the University of Stellenbosch. She continued her studies, completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Advertising and Communications at Red and Yellow in Cape Town.
Mfundo Ntsibande is marketing professional with over 16 years career of building brands, with a maverick approach to brand thinking. A thought- leader with a background in media and broadcasting (TV, Radio, Print), Advertising and entrepreneurship.
Michael Baretta is an experienced creative thinker who is deeply committed to changing the world for the better through innovative marketing and communications. Baretta is the founder of [dot]GOOD, South Africa's first and foremost for-good marketing agency..
Michael began his career at Ogilvy cape town as an Art Director in 2003 and over the next 7 years contributed in raising the creative momentum of the agency significantly, winning accolades at One Show, Loeries and D&AD..
Michael Vlismas is an award-winning sports journalist and broadcaster, and owner of a sports media agency.
Michael Vlismas has worked in sports media for 25 years and for amongst others Reuters and the BBC World Service. He is the Africa correspondent for the international publication Global Golf Post and writes for a variety of South African and international newspapers and magazines..
Michael Zahariev is an entrepreneur who, at the age of 26, has founded and grown three prosperous tech startups based out of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Zahariev possesses a strong work ethic, which is backed by an innate entrepreneurial character.
I play a dual role at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town where I drive the existing and new business for the agency, as well as develop brand and communications strategies for our clients such as Burger King SA, Lewis Group, Sasko Bread and Flour, Virgin Group, and KWV Wines..
Passionate about media and digital, for almost four years I have worked at digital marketing agency Rogerwilco where I combine both interests. I was recently promoted to head up the team of content writers.
Michelle Marais is an experienced marketer with R-Squared Digital. She has over twenty years' experience in the marketing and advertising sectors, having made the shift from traditional to digital marketing.
Mike Freedman is founder of Freedthinkers (www.freedthinkers.com) which has partners in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban. Freedthinkers works with clients in the private & public sectors to understand what is, discover what can be & reach clarity on how to get there.
Prior to Olico, Mike founded the leading online financial product price comparison service ThinkMoney.co.za. Mike has over 10 years local and international experience in consumer lending, online marketing and online platform development.
Michael is the CEO of Imaginatrix.mobi.
He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa. These include Econet Wireless and Vodacom South Africa where he was instrumental in establishing the mobile advertising division.
Mike Saunders is the CEO of DigitLab, an international speaker, and has had the privilege of working with some of the worlds most prestigious organisations including Vodafone, IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Norton Rose, Mr Price, Toyota and Exxaro. Along with his experience in business, Mike has also contributed to leadership programmes for Gordon's Institute of Business (GIBS)..
Mike is the founder and CEO of Cerebra, a specialist in social media and social business consulting, education and implementation for corporate brands. Now as part of the Wunderman Group following its acquisition in 2013, Cerebra provides support to one of the largest digital agencies in the country....
Monare Matema is an Associate Architect at Marketing and brand consultancy DNA Brand Architects. He describes himself as the voice of the millennial in the boardroom and has a passion for ideas that have the power to change the world.
Mongezi Mtati founded WordStart to help companies generate buzz around their products and services among South African influencers. He is passionate about helping brands to connect the dots from social media, digital data and human interactions outside the web.
Mtati is also digital analyst, a speaker and a contributor on some of South Africa's leading platforms..
Having worked for established agencies such as Ogilvy Public Relations, Clockwork Media and Cerebra, Monica van der Spuy joined Flume in May with over 20 years' experience in the public relations field, and across many verticals including corporate, consumer, technology, property and pharmaceutical..
Motheo Matsau, chief of marketing and sales at Ster-Kinekor, is a man with a plan and a vision. He is responsible for extending shelf life of films while captivating the existing and potential audience/moviegoers.
Mpho Mpofu is the founder and director of Masutane Consulting Services, a market research agency with offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, providing market insights to corporates across the SADC region.
Mpho's background spans consumer relations, market research and business development. She was also the QRCA Global Outreach Scholarship winner 2017-2018..
Mpho Nkomonde is the Group Account Director at Leratadima Marketing, one of South Africa's leading 100% black South African owned agencies.
Mpho is an executive with unparalleled experience in brand strategy, events and communications management; Mpho has experience from a variety of industries including Publishing, Broadcast, Fashion and Music.
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Nandi Zambodla is currently a strategic planner at FCB Cape Town. She has completed a BA degree in international studies at the University of Stellenbosch followed by Honours in Brand Leadership at Vega.
Prior to joining the strategy team, she started at FCB in account management.
Her interests lie in behavioural economics, trend forecasting and youth culture..
Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher and founder of the Image Supremacy Movement. He is a world recognised authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts.
Natalia Rosa is the director of Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy. Rosa is a passionate follower of online marketing, social media, retail travel, inbound tourism and publishing..
Natasha Fourie is the head of marketing intelligence and insights of DCMN South Africa. For more information about the services offered by DCMN's Insights team, please click here or send an email to ..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Nicholas is a Capetonian that graduated from the AAA School of Advertising in 2015 with a degree in marketing communications and several specialisations. He has been working in the marketing, PR, and social media space ever since.
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments.
With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
Nicholas is the founder and group managing director of brand consultancy Wunderbrand. Having spent the past decade consulting to small and large companies in Africa, the Gulf and Sub Continent, Nicholas has built up a unique perspective and process of dealing with multinational businesses in less than ideal environments.
With a passion for building marketing and brand capacity in businesses wanting to raise their game in Africa, he believes that African growth can be driven more aggressively with indigenous brands..
Nick Bester has 14 years of experience in design, development and implementation of digital marketing solutions ranging from virtual reality, 3D projection mapping, mobile apps, social media strategy, web platforms and digital activations for clients including Nike, MTN, SAB Miller, KFC, Vodacom, Cell C, South African Tourism, Toyota, Lexus, PPC, Nelson Mandela Foundation and DStv..
Nick de Beer has over 16 years in the industry, says himself that he's "totally OCD about attention to detail". Passionate about anything Scandinavian, the region inspires his approach to design and life and he embraces all things minimal and vegan..
Nick Orton is CEO at Grapevine, which helps companies to be present with customers at the critical moments of their customer journeys. By combining omni-channel communications with marketing automation technology, Grapevine provides businesses and brands access to its cloud-based delivery platforms to help them interact at speed and scale.
Nicole Capper is the owner of MANGO-OMC, an integrated communications agency based in Cape Town. Energised by the ability to apply her honed strategic skills to very diverse client needs, she likes nothing better than generating and implementing converged communication campaigns.
Odette van der Haar is CEO of the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) (www.acasa.co.za), the industry body of the SA advertising and communications sector. She is also a current board member of Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA).
Ofentse is a social media manager and content producer who holds a Diploma Animation from Boston Media House, with skills in photography, video production, video editing, animation, community management and strategy development. He started off his career as a marketing intern working the roles of video content producer and social media community manager at Montecasino and was then later promoted to Digital Community Specialist at the Tsogo Sun Group.
My name is Omphemetse Mokwena founder and CEO of a township-based out of home media agency MOKOM Group (Pty)Ltd. Apart from just being township based we also provide our extensive knowledge regarding the township market.
Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.
Paul is the Fintech and blockchain Lead for PwC, and is a financial services strategist. He has worked for and advised corporates and startups in London and Cape Town from civil engineering to middleware to insurance.
Paula is the IAB SA CEO, with a 20-year career commencing in brand marketing at Speedo, then marketing at Touchline Media, joining digital agency Gloo in its first year of inception, going on to become MD of the CT office, and then MD of the integrated business, Gloo@Ogilvy post the merger with Ogilvy in 2015..
With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.
Pepe Marais is the founding partner and group chief creative officer of brand and communications group Joe Public United. He lives for creativity that deeply connects with people.
His passion is to co-create an environment and culture that breed exponential growth, Growthn - the growth of Joe Public United's clients, people and ultimately our country..
Peter Barnard is an art director at Flume, a digital marketing agency in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his career, he has worked with high profile clients such as Universal Music Group, Warner Bros, Samsung, Guess Jeans, Sage, Cisco, and Nedbank.
Peter Khoury is the CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg and intends on taking South Africa's most iconic agency to new heights. Khoury has dabbled in the movie business as a creative and marketing consultant on the local film Stone Cold Jane Austen, as well as the DStv series Ayeye....
Peter has spent over 35 years in research, advertising, media and marketing. He runs a customer intimacy and research consultancy called Echo that specialises in work with media owners including Naspers, Kagiso, Caxton, Facebook, the Publisher Research Council (PRC) and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)..
Philippa re-joined JWT in 2011 as Head of Corporate Communications for the agency's Middle East and Africa region. Her role involves narrating JWT MEA's diverse range of stories to both internal and external stakeholders, finding innovative ways for the brand's vision, mission and purpose to come alive..
Phindiwe Nkosi has a decade of experience coupled by post graduate studies from the University of Pretoria. Her experience ranges from working as a journalist, international news anchor, travel writer, speech writer, marketing and communications manager, editor, blogger, foodie and ghostwriter.
Business development manager at Kagiso Media
Pierre Cassuto looks after growing the Kagiso New Media business via innovation, strategic initiatives and partnerships. Relatively new to the world of publishing, he gained extensive experience in both marketing and advertising while working for Ogilvy in Paris and then Johannesburg.
Pieter is the Group CEO of Clickatell, which he started 18 years ago with three fellow South Africans and has built up into a multi-million dollar company operating across multiple continents. A Silicon Valley experienced entrepreneur and angel investor, Pieter has a passion for mobile technology and the empowerment it leads to.
Pine Pienaar is the Managing Director of Afiswitch, a role he stepped into in 2008, with the purpose of further entrenching his decades worth of biometric and AFIS experience into Afiswitch's service offering to the market..
Pranjali is a digital marketing content writer at myPracticeReputation, holding 6 years of experience in writing different forms of content. A creative person, fond of writing fiction and poems in her free time.
Priscilla Kennedy is founder and CEO of Piehole.tv, a video production company based in Somerset East. She is also a writer, creative director and voiceover artist of kickass online videos at Piehole.tv and has experience as a copywriter in advertising agencies working on brands such as Coca-Cola, Heineken, Nescafe, Meteor..
Professor Elain Vlok is the founder of Clover Mama Afrika. A BSc in Home Economics marked the start of her academic pursuits, and she has gone on to complete the following degrees to name but a few: BA Library Science (Honours), BA Hons in Zulu, BA Hons in Communication, an MA in Zulu, a doctorate in Communication and an MA in Sociology (Counselling).
Owner at 5:25 Productions specialising in video production and post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound and original music. Other services include digital conversions, DVD and Blu-Ray authoring..
Quinton Lavery is an award-winning director who has been honing his craft since he was 14 years old. He has directed music videos for some of South Africa's top bands, made a feature film and is currently keeping very busy with TVCs and branded content..
Freelance writer for any business or service which reveres gracious grammar, interesting ideas, and superb spelling.
A wealth of experience in conceptualising and writing high-impact advertising campaigns across all media, original and effective social media content, and everything in between..
Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She's a TEDx Speaker who currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for an international TV Network..
Riaan graduated from UCT with a Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Statistics and Economics. He is passionate about Programmatic Media and Yield management and has managed teams and drastically improved overall Revenue in some of the Largest Publishing websites in South Africa.
Richard Bensted started iShack with partner Wayne Berger, but he takes the lead on brand and presence. The company focuses on creating inventive online branding solutions for organisations that want to boost their online presence and gain realistic impressions with SEO and Adwords.
A stalwart of the South African IT industry, Richard has been involved in the technology arena since 1989. With diplomas in Information Technology and Business Process Re-engineering, his successful career in IT has spanned various roles, including programming, IT implementation, and various management positions culminating in his current responsibilities as Chairman & CEO of MIP Holdings.
Richard was the head of digital at The MediaShop, a role that he is well suited for given his passion for all things digital. He has now joined newly created Media Agency - Meta Media as Media and Operations Director..
Richard is the author of The Choice Factory, a book about applying behavioural science to advertising. He started his career as a media planner 17 years ago, working on accounts such as Coke, 118 118 and, before moving into research.
Rilind is an experienced a Digital Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Rilind possesses a strong entrepreneurial mindset and has devoted his career to enhancing the sphere of digital marketing.
Rob Garden has worked for some of the foremost sponsorship agencies in the world and specialises in sport and entertainment communications with a focus on PR and social media. He is currently Head of Public Relations at Sport and Entertainment communications agency, Levergy.
Rob Green is CEO of GRM, an executive search, market entry, board advisory and leadership consulting firm with offices in Asia and Africa. He has 15 years experience helping companies move successfully into new markets and identifying the right talent to help their clients fulfil their objectives..
Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Roy Morrison is passionate about emerging technologies, digital marketing, and technological innovation in emerging markets. Besides working in a digital marketing agency consulting international companies on their digital marketing strategies, he also runs a blog Rise Africa Rise focused on scaling innovation across Africa and beyond using digital technologies..
As a mediator from the age of 13, Samantha has always loved working with people and assisting them where she can. Whether the assistance came in the form of a hug (such a big hugger) or just sharing a kind word..
Samantha Page, the former editor of Oprah's O magazine, works as a media consultant, writing for a number of publications and working on projects in the content marketing space. She was with O magazine for 12 years, six of them as editor.
Sam Wright is a full-time content creator at techgirl.co.za - she is a gaming and technology blogger and YouTuber, as well as an Esports MC and broadcaster who went on to host some of South Africa's first million-rand competitions before heading overseas, where she has hosted at Gamescom (Europe's biggest gaming expo) and in China (for a $850,000 tournament). She currently consults to brands on how to reach a switched-on generation....
Sarah Britten is Strategy Director at Brand Factor, and the de facto campaign manager of the ZACP, the Capitalist Party of South Africa. She has worked across various strategic disciplines in advertising for the past 19 years..
With 18 years of personal experience in the internet communications field, Cundill researches and pioneers communication and technology solutions that have proven potential to change the face of business.
Fiercely authentic with a drive - he is passionate about empowering any kind of business with the technology to inspire and cultivate sincerity and relevance through original 'Communication Journeys'....
As a Digital Marketing Maverick, I can integrate digital marketing with traditional print/broadcast methods, to support the research and analysis of potential or existing markets for products and services, both to provide a sound basis for business development and to generate a flow of sales enquiries. My knowledge and experience over the last seven years have been in the management and development of strategies, campaigns and day-to-day marketing activities delivered through the web and other digital channels..
Shakira Mohamed is a designer at Mark1 Labs, a user-centric, technology driven, design and media business. A graduate of AAA, Shakira specializes in illustration, infographics and social media creative..
Shane Dolan is a Managing Director and is based in the Dubai office, United Arab Emirates. He is part of FTI's Strategic Communications segment and is head of its Financial Communications practice with a pan regional remit.
With over 20 years' experience in the communications industry, Sharon Piehl was appointed as managing director of FleishmanHillard Johannesburg in May 2016. Prior to her appointment, Sharon spent several years as the lead of many multi-national client accounts at FleishmanHillard.
Sheila Afari, managing director at Sheila Afari Public Relations, is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and has serviced clients in territories such as the UK, New York, Los Angeles, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Africa..
Having started his career as a startup partner for FSA Distribution in 1990, Simon Campbell-Young went on to start his own company called Memtek Distribution in 1995. This was sold to a public company called Siltek Holdings between 1998 to 2000.
Sinesipho Maninjwa is a Chartered Accountant, with just over 5 years of Post Qualification experience which has predominately been gained in the financial services sector. She currently works in Transaction advisory for a boutique Advisory Firm and is a contributor on a segment called Deal Makers on Power Business which is on Wednesdays at Power 98.
Siphiwe is an analytical yet out of the box thinker and a music selector in his own right. Having studied at Vega and worked at varies industries one of his key topics of interest lies in brand storytelling, strategic brand communications, urban-lifestyle, music, digital communications and corporate social responsibility/sustainability.
Smith Willas is a freelance writer, blogger, and digital media journalist. He has a management degree in Supply Chain & Operations Management and Marketing and boasts a wide-ranging background in digital media..
Sri Varshini Kolavennu is a Marketing professional who works with SaaS companies. With the help of digital tools and analytics, she strategizes marketing efforts of product companies by curating brand stories and creating customer case studies..
As more small companies look to establish their online presence around the world, GoDaddy is expanding its European operations and has appointed Stefano Maruzzi as its Vice President of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa)..
Stephanie Walters joined Amorphous New Media in 2015. With 10 years of digital experience across African markets in both agency and corporate environments, Stephanie has learnt to ask lots of questions, especially the uncomfortable ones people avoid.
Stephen Marshall is a Director of LMG Solutions with extensive experience in marketing and financial services in Meridian, Idaho. My work has been featured and mentioned in a wide range of publication, including Tweak Your Biz, Mobile Business Insights, Social Nomics, Small Biz Club, Energy Central, Dzone, Biz Community, Blog Her and more..
I have a keen interest in innovative, digital marketing-lead advertising and search marketing (SEO and paid search), which I've developed through my award-winning agency and corporate career at Ogilvy, Quirk (now Mirum), Vodacom and now a specialist digital marketing consultant at Sandmann Digital..
Sue Disler has more than 25 years of experience in the advertising and marketing as a designer (and sometimes coder), art director and strategist, the last 20 largely dedicated to digital. Email her at , follow @suediz on Twitter or find out more on Linkedin..
Sue works with teams to improve business performance by shaping compelling visions, articulating clear purpose and values, strengthening leadership and building effective engagement programmes. She believes that without these, there will always be a gap between strategic intent and execution..
Sugeshni Subroyen brings more than 18 years of experience in marketing and communication disruption to her role as head of marketing for the Mint Group of Companies and also serves as a director for Mint Inland..
Taazima Kala-Essack is a lead consultant at Hotwire PRC, the public relations consultancy aligned with Botswana-based FCB Wired, one of the agencies in the FCB Africa network. In 2017, FCB Wired was named winner of the Medium Enterprise category in the 'Grant Thornton Botswana/Business Botswana' Private Business Growth Awards..
Tashalene Reid has more than 15 years experience in the Quick Service Restaurant market. Her passion for the evolution of integrated marketing through traditional and digital facets, combined with the understanding of being a Brand for the People led to the success of Hungry Lion's new look re-launch 5 years ago..
Ice Cube Marketing is a Google Partner digital marketing agency that specialises in creating persuasive ad copies that converts traffic into customers for its clients. Using data-driven approach, we help our clients achieve positive ROI from their ad campaigns.
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value
Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists
Specialising in corporate identity development, brand identity refreshes and the creation of heritage brands to achieve market leadership position.
Currently acting as Bizcommunity.com creative director at large.
Thandukwazi Gcabashe is an Account Director at Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants, an award-winning reputation management agency with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and an Africa network that spans 18 markets..
Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, writing trainer and speaker who has worked for over 350 clients worldwide over the last 15 years. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word 'revert'.
Tom launched Nurun into South Africa in 2016 and is most interested in leveraging technology to drive business results. Intent on creating real value for his clients through innovation, Tom holds relationships with a number of local and international blue chip clients.
Tracey-Lee Cohen started her career almost a decade and a half ago at one of the leading mobile value-added services and content providers and then gravitated to managing the marketing effort for the continent's biggest provider of prepaid tokens of value. She was a co-founder of a successful mobile dating service and has now turned her entrepreneurial hand back to her love of the mobile and wireless advertising space with the recent launch of Wifi Share..
Tseliso Rangaka is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Cape Town. He performs a key creative leadership role across multiple global brands within the Ogilvy South Africa Group, including Volkswagen, Audi, ABINBEV, KFC, Coca-Cola and Mondelez....
I'm currently studying an MBA at GIBS and own a startup called Blendid Frozen Smoothies. I have a past life in media sales, being the sales manager at United Stations and Kaya FM, as well as in IT as the sales director of Aspvia.Unision which was sold to Adapt IT for R200m in 2016..
Vaughan Patterson joined the company in 2012 from Antalis where he was Manager of Digital Printing Systems for more than four years. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry as end user, distributor and vendor....
Victor Moreriane is a communications strategist with over 20 years experience in Broadcast Journalism, PR Consulting, Leadership and Strategic Communication Management. He has accumulated extensive expertise working in public service, private and state-owned companies.
Vumani is Head of Paid Search Performance at Hoorah Digital. He started his career in performance media in 2008, spending the last 11 years working across different agency and in-house roles building and leading digital performance teams.
Walter is the managing director of Everlytic, a SaaS marketing automation platform. Everlytic was voted the fastest growing tech company in South Africa by Deloitte in 2014, and was acquired by Vox Telecom in January 2016..
Walter has decades long experience in advertising, PR, digital marketing and social media both as a practitioner and as an academic.
As a public speaker; Speaks on the future of advertising in the post - broadcast era.
Warren Moss is the founder & CEO of Demographica, a full-service specialist agency focusing on Business to Business (B2B) and niche consumer markets. What makes Demographica unique is the fact that anthropology (the study of human societies and cultures and their development) is at the heart of all of their strategies.
With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.
Wayne Hull is the Managing Director of Accenture Digital for South and Sub-Sahara Africa. He joined Accenture in January 2017, after spending 13 years in the Middle East, Pakistan and Europe where he was at the forefront of the cutting-edge technology and new business models in the areas of Digital Media, Data Analytics and Internet of Things..
Werner leads Mediamark, South Africa's leading integrated, multichannel media sales house, as it continues its journey to create a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage mobile, video and content marketing, in combination with its exceptional traditional platforms....
Werner Theron has held several senior positions in the media and marketing departments of corporate companies, including Armscor, Sasol, Old Mutual and McCarthy Motor Holdings (now Bidvest Automotive). Before starting The Hothouse Communications 19 years ago, he was the head of a department at an advertising agency.
Born in Ghana, Yaw Dwomoh is the Managing Director of Idea Hive, a specialist Brand Storytelling company based in Johannesburg that enables medium-to-large brands to craft their brand stories in a way that is authentic, connecting with customers in a way that captures their hearts and their purchasing power..
Yolandi Allen is Boomtown's Digital Communications Manager, and loves to identify new and emerging trends and enjoys the challenge of trying new tools and social platforms. It feeds her curiosity, and she's inspired by the ever-changing landscape of the web and the fast-paced variety she craves..
Yoray Narainpersad is one of SA's most experienced online marketers with over 15 years online marketing experience under his belt. He specializes in SEO, PPC, SEM and lead generation, and has marketed globally in very competitive industries.
With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company BrandTruth. BrandTruth incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, story-telling and full content creation.